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For 49 years, Sylvia Street was on her feet day in and day out. Street, who lives in Mitchell, was an educator who dealt with knee pain. She attributes the problem to wear and tear, and perhaps genetics. After retiring, Street decided to have knee replacement surgery in 2012 for both knees. The surgery was done at Sanford Health in Sioux Falls. She was, at the time, in the average age range for people who have knee replacement surgery at 65 and 66. "Until one has lived with joint pain, you're not aware of what excruciating pain that is," she said.
Good Samaritans still exist. Bob and Phyllis Niles, of Wessington Springs, were halfway to Sioux Falls for an appointment on Jan. 11 when a tire blew on their pickup. They thought for sure, being on Interstate 90 just outside Mitchell, their trip would be delayed by several hours -- waiting for help, getting towed into town, getting a new tire and finally getting back on the road. But one local man, out for a Sunday test drive in his wife's new vehicle, saw the incident and stopped to help. "We were on the James River bridge," Phyllis Niles said.
A Mitchell police officer on Thursday morning found two small children outside wearing nothing but diapers and shoes. The children, ages 1 and 3, were located in the vicinity of Green Drive, which is near Coborn's. Officer Dan Fechner was patrolling when he saw the two children. They had a coat and a small, light-quilted blanket between them. They were about a block and a half from their home, Fechner said.
CHAMBERLAIN -- The man arrested earlier this month after a standoff near Kimball pleaded not guilty to murder and assault charges Tuesday by reason of insanity. Donald London, 42, of Kimball, entered his plea during court at the Brule County Courthouse in Chamberlain. He was arrested Jan. 7 after he holed up in a house outside Kimball and threatened law enforcement. When officers attempted to make contact, shots were fired at law enforcement officers and included one officer getting hit by a round.
SCOTLAND -- Katie Winckler had her leg chopped off for fun last year, just to scare some enthusiastic haunted-house goers. "I like to keep a lot of humor in my life," she said with a smile. Winckler, a Scotland High School student, was born with a left leg deficiency. The leg was shorter than her right, but doctors are still unsure what caused the issue. One possible cause is a condition in which the femur bone does not develop properly, she said. As she began growing, her foot grew, but her leg did not.
Enthusiastic comments about Lake Mitchell’s fishing opportunity has attracted a large fishing competition to the city. The North American Ice Fishing Circuit will hold a championship qualifier tournament on the...
A Mitchell man convicted of attempting to possess methamphetamine will serve 90 days in county jail and four years on probation. David Muth, 42, was sentenced Tuesday during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Muth was arrested in June after attempting to purchase methamphetamine. He pleaded guilty to the charge in November. One of Muth's attorneys, Andrew Birrell, told the judge Muth knows he has an addiction problem, particularly with alcohol and drugs.
A Mitchell man involved in a meth lab bust in July was sentenced Tuesday to 180 days in jail. Lindath Kendall Stone, 38, was sentenced during court at the Davison County Public Safety Center. Stone was arrested in July after Mitchell law enforcement found a meth lab in an apartment on North Winsor Street. He pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine in November. Authorities discovered the lab after the landlord called in theft of electricity.
Greg Von Wald has no set plans for his retirement years. Aside from spending more time with his family, backpacking, motorcycle riding, rock climbing and SCUBA diving are high on...
SIOUX FALLS — Alexander Salgado's involvement with Maricela Diaz proved to be the main focus of closing arguments Thursday. While the defense argued that Diaz was a victim of Salgado's abuse, the jury still found Diaz guilty for the November 2009 death of Jasmine Guevara. The prosecution, in its closing arguments, maintained Diaz was the mastermind behind Guevara's death and was never afraid of Alexander Salgado, Diaz's boyfriend. Salgado in 2010 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the murder. "This young lady put together a sophisticated plan.